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Inside Drucker's Brain

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  124 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The most accessible guide to the essential ideas of “the inventor of modern management”.

In late 2003, ninety-four-year-old Peter Drucker invited Jeffrey Krames to his home for an unprecedented day-long interview. He spoke candidly about his seminal management principles, his enormous body of work (thirty-eight books over six decades), and the leaders he had advised over t
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 16th 2008 by Portfolio Hardcover
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Although Krames indicates that, by the time they met, Drucker's physical health had deteriorated and he could no longer continue his classroom teaching, what Krames found inside Drucker's mind was an abundance of information, insights, and wisdom. Even at that advanced age, Drucker's focus was on timely and timeless issues of greatest importance to him. He indicated little (if any) interest in reminiscences. (Those who have elderly relatives can attest to how remarkable that is.) Ducker's intell ...more
Thunder Turtle
Decent distillation of Drucker’s genius

Peter Drucker is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern day management studies. Apart from the thirty-odd books he has authored, I believe there are dozens of books covering his theories and history. How does Inside Drucker’s Brain add to the conversation? Firstly, I must admit that I am completely new to Drucker’s work, and am thus in no position to rank this book amongst its many peers. However, Inside Drucker’s Brain strikes me as a goo
Arjo Baroto
Sudah hampir 6 bulan (sejak Agustus 2013) saya menjalani profesi sebagai konsultan freelance. Profesi yang sangat menantang di usia saya yang baru 32 tahun. Selama 6 bulan itulah saya berkomitmen untuk mulai hobi membaca buku seperti yang selalu dianjurkan oleh mentor saya.

Saya menemukan buku ini di counter bazar buku Giant Margo City seharga Rp10.000 (ya sangat murah!). Awalnya hanya sekedar iseng, namun ternyata saya mendapatkan ilmu yang sangat bermanfaat ketika saya membaca buku Inside Druck
Natsumi Nakahara
You can learn more about business and management. Peter Drucker is really amazing..thanks to this book
Would possibly enjoy reading the original Drucker books a little more.
Very interesting insight into one of the greatest management people the world has ever known. The author touches lightly on the many great works of Peter Drucker and spends a lot of time looking at the 'person' of Peter Drucker. I came away with greater respect and admiration after reading this book for Peter Drucker, and I started with quite a bit. Well worth reading, even if you don't know anything about Peter Drucker.
Don Weidinger
more humility than anyone ever met, what to abandon/waste, focus on strength, not waste time putting others down, Reagan most effective, doing things right and right things, character first then courage, GE, promote who wish do more, thirds on hiring, no decision worse than bad decision, value creation, success ruins more than failure.
Excellent book on a genius called Peter Drucker. Introduces to all philosophies of drucker and is amazing how all these are very relevant in today's world.very well written by Krames - giving his views and quoting other sucessful leaders is informative. Interesting and highly useful too.
A little dry, but worth it to me to see where all the best business authors and professors I've had get their ideas. Practically everything about "management" can be traced back to this guy. Amazing.

PS According to Drucker, the purpose of business is "to create a customer." I like that.
Paiman Chen
Praise for this book. This summarizes what Drucker ever think of. Expect a lot, inspire people, ask them to take the values that are important to them at home and bring them to work.
Wu Zheng
This book gives the background and history of the management books that I have been reading. If it is a good book to find out what kind of kool-aid that wu has been drinking.
Oh my, Peter Drucker was a genius beyond what I knew from my management classes.
But, I have problems trying to apply his viewpoints to my work.
too much "i" (krames) in this book - not as helpful. would have rather had more pure Drucker - should turn to one of his 35 books, then.
Lori Grant
A should-read book by Peter Drucker on management for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
I realize I'd rather read Peter Drucker's books than books on Drucker.
have read most of druckers books. This was extra special
A sympathetic intro to some worthwhile ideas.
Good book, nice summary of Drucker's work
that a lot of my opinions are actually his!
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